Major General (Retired) Walt Davis joined Cypress International in Alexandria, Virginia on 1 January 2013, after serving more than 33 years in the US Army. He serves Cypress International as Vice President for Army Aviation Programs and is responsible for managing a broad range of consulting agreements, primarily with the defense industry.
His last active duty assignment was as the Deputy Commanding General of United States Army North (Fifth Army), Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Prior to serving at Army North, he served as the Deputy Director/ Chief of Staff at the Army Capabilities Integration Center. His succession of military duties included: Command of the 20th Support Group (CBRNE), U.S. Forces Command; Command of the Joint Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence, Joint Staff; G3, US Army Central (Third Army); and, Director of Army Aviation, G3/5/7, HQDA. He held a myriad of other Aviation command and staff positions at all levels from Company to Corps.
He was a distinguished military graduate from the College of William and Mary, where he was commissioned a regular Army officer in 1979. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and a Master’s Degree in National Resource Strategy. His military education included the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, the Armor and Aviation Advanced Courses, Combined Arms Services Staff College, Command and General Staff College, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
In addition to serving as the Acting Chair for the Quilts of Valor Foundation Board of Directors, he also serves as the Awards Committee Chairman for the Army Aviation Association of America, Senior Advisor to the National Defense Industrial Association Explosive Ordnance Disposal Advisory Committee, and as a member of the Battelle Memorial Institute CBRNE Senior Advisory Committee.